Seaver College is the flagship college of Pepperdine University's five schools. Home to its residential undergraduate program in Malibu, California, the college enrolls approximately 3,000 baccalaureate students, offering 38 majors and 36 minors in traditional liberal arts curriculum based on a Christian worldview. With a student/faculty ratio of 13:1, Seaver emphasizes student-centered teaching by holistically investing in each and every student.
Academic divisions provide educational enrichment and career preparation in business administration, communications, fine arts, humanities and teacher education, international studies and languages, natural sciences, religion, and social science. Graduate programs are also available in American Studies, communication, religion, and writing for screen and television, with opportunities for students to work one-on-one with faculty, publish research papers, coauthor journal articles, and attend academic conferences.
More than half of Seaver College students study abroad, taking up residence in Pepperdine's six permanent facilities in Europe, South America, and Asia, or in additional programs worldwide. Students also compete in 14 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports. Throughout the celebrated history of Waves athletics, Pepperdine teams have won nine NCAA Division I Team Championships and more than 40 athletes have participated in the Olympics as a player or coach.
The Convocation/Chapel series offers a multitude of activities aimed at building Christian faith, affirming Christian values, or addressing ethical and moral issues within a Christian worldview. Engaging the spirit of service among Seaver students, the Volunteer Center facilitates 20 ongoing programs and 13 one-time volunteer opportunities to develop and support student leaders and build strong partnerships with the community.
Extending far beyond the classroom, Seaver College challenges its students to become global citizens who value lives of service, purpose, and leadership.